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Paraphilia of the sacrificial/expiatory type in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation of orgasm are dependent on the surprise attack and continued violent assault on a non-consenting, terrified, and struggling stranger. Raptophilia may be either heterosexual or homosexual , but is predominantly the former whether the assaulter is male or female. Acquiescence on the part of the victim may cause the biastophile to lose interest or, more often, to increase the threats and violence.
ETYMOLOGY: From the Latin, rapere , to seize, and philia , attraction to.
SYNONYM: biastophilia .
SEE ALSO: rapism .
See Also: biastophilia, rapism, raptophilia

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